Buddhist Studies

Milarepa Book Study Group

December 10th—December 17th

A four-session group study of Chögyam Trungpa's book Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet's Greatest Yogi. This book explores the teacher-student relationship and Milarepa's liberation from fear and doubt. Continue »

Training the Mind and Awakening the Heart

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Susan Skjei

December 12th—January 23rd (2019)

Training the Mind (Tibetan "lojong") is a traditional Buddhist teaching on how to awaken our heart of compassion. This community gathering includes teachings on the Atisha slogans and the six paramitas. Continue »

Introduction to Mamos and Protector Practice

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano

January 25th (2019)

Learn about mamos and protector practice at this introductory talk on our first day of mamo chants. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 18th (2019)

From humble beginnings, Milarepa set out to purify his bad karma. This full day of practice includes reading songs of the Kagyu lineage teachers. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion. Continue »

Parinirvana Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

April 4th (2019)

Parinirvana means "death of an enlightened being," and April 4th marks the parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Please join us in practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. It is a wonderful opportunity for all levels of practitioners to enjoy ... Continue »

Bodhisattva Class

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 10th—April 24th (2019)

Bodhisattvas take a vow to work for the benefit of others until all sentient beings have attained enlightenment. This course is based on the Bodhisattva vow sourcebook and is open to all, whether or not you intend to take the Bodhisattva vow. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Dale Asrael

April 28th (2019)

The Bodhisattva vow is a commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the heart of bodhicitta and the commitment to develop kindness, friendliness and compassion. Continue »